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Social Media and Human Rights


These bibliographies are working documents designed to collect evolving lists of the relevant scholarship for anyone interested in the topic. I am indebted to many for their contents, and I welcome contributions to expand the collections. Thanks!

Read more at: Bibliography: Digital ethnography

Bibliography: Digital ethnography

Academic texts Bassett, Elizabeth H., and Kate O’Riordan. 2002. “Ethics of Internet Research: Contesting the Human Subjects Research Model.” Ethics and Information Technology 4(3):233–47. Beaulieu, Anne, and Adolfo Estalella. 2012. “Rethinking Research Ethics for Mediated Settings.” Information...

Read more at: Bibliography: NGO Journalism

Bibliography: NGO Journalism

Academic texts Beckett, Charlie. 2009. NGOs as Gatekeepers to “Local Media”: Networked News for Developing Countries . London, UK: EDS Innovation Research Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science. Cooper, Glenda. 2009. “When Lines Between NGO and News Organization Blur.” Nieman...

Read more at: Bibliography: Social media, advocacy and activism

Bibliography: Social media, advocacy and activism

Academic texts Auger, Giselle A. 2013. “Fostering Democracy through Social Media: Evaluating Diametrically Opposed Nonprofit Advocacy Organizations’ Use of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.” Public Relations Review 39:369–76. Bennett, W. Lance, Chris Wells, and Deen Freelon. 2011. “Communicating...

Read more at: Bibliography: Social media and journalism

Bibliography: Social media and journalism

Diakopoulos, Nicholas, Munmun De Choudhury, and Mor Naaman. 2012. “Finding and Assessing Social Media Information Sources in the Context of Journalism.” Pp. 2451–60 in Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , CHI ’12 . New York, NY, USA: ACM. Retrieved...

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This is the website for Ella McPherson's work related to her 2014-17 ESRC-funded research project, Social Media, Human Rights NGOs, and the Potential for Governmental Accountability.